Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 6, 2014 8:46 pm

Werdum: Cain Prefers Browne Fight Due To Ground Game

“Everybody knows that he doesn’t have it on the ground. He goes on the ground, he tries to stand up. He doesn’t have confidence … [Velasquez] knows when he takes me down, it’s just starting the fight on the ground. [Fighting Browne] is much better for him for sure.” “I’m confident in my stand-up, too....

Apr 6, 2014 8:41 pm

QUICK TWITT | Fertitta’s Son Commits To University Of Notre Dame Football Scholarship

Yesterday, Nicco Fertitta, son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, announced through his official twitter account that he has committed to The University of Notre Dame and will accept their offered football scholarship. Exciting news. Congrats Nicco! Excited to say I'm officially committed to THE University of Notre Dame #GoIrish #WeAreND

Apr 6, 2014 8:29 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Video Game Cover Released

Yesterday, the cover of the UFC’s new video game got released. As seen above, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is seen with his nemesis, Alexander Gustafsson.


Apr 6, 2014 8:15 pm

Coach Makes Final Call On Baszler’s Withdrawal,Tarverdyan Explains Why

“Shayna has been dealing with a lot of injuries.” Taraverdyan told FightHub TV. “Her leg was injured; her ankle, and then she got back problems last week. She has been hurting a lot and has been doing therapy. I gave her the week off so that it would be better for her to train in...

Apr 6, 2014 8:12 pm

PHOTO | Holly Holm Fights, Wins Via KO With Broken Arm

  Ouch! The world’s top female bantamweight MMA prospect, Holly Holm, returned to action last Friday and won. Her fight ending head kick K.O. secured the promotions world title and she did it all with a broken arm (pictured above, click image to enlarge).

Apr 6, 2014 7:59 pm

Kyra Gracie Eyeing Career In UFC

At 28-years old, Kyra Gracie, a multiple time world jiu jitsu and ADCC champion, is speaking out about her ambition to shift her athletic career to Mixed Martial arts. She breaks it down to MMAFighting.com: “I’m pregnant, so I won’t be able to compete this year. I’ve accomplished all my goals in jiu-jitsu. Competing at...

Apr 6, 2014 7:53 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal

Rafael Natal and Tim Kennedy put their three-fight winning streaks on the line at the UFC Fight for the Troops in Ft. Campbell, KY. Both fights exchanged vicious kicks early one, but it was a big left-hand that tilted the bout in Kennedy’s favor.

Apr 5, 2014 12:17 pm

Martin Kampmann Speaks About His Possible Retirement

    Martin Kampmann last fought in August of 2013, where he lost his rematch with Carlos Condit. Kampmann said in January that he would be taking a break from the sport. Kampmann recently spoke with MMAFighting about his current state, and whether, if at all, he would return to the cage. “You know, as...

Apr 5, 2014 12:02 pm

Could Gina Carano Be “Playing” The UFC With Talk Of MMA Return?

Gina Carano might be taking a page from the book of Brock Lesnar. Carano recently appeared on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and let the proverbial cat out of the bag by saying she is thinking about a return to MMA. It’s not surprising that Carano would say such a thing, as her name has been...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...

Apr 5, 2014 11:57 am

Bas Rutten Does Not Speak Highly Of Alistair Overeem

    Bas Rutten, former UFC heavyweight champion and current co-host of Inside MMA, spoke with Submission Radio. Rutten had plenty to say when it came to fellow Dutchman, Alistair Overeem. Props to Bloodyelbow.com for the transcription “Like I said before, when I talk about this, people (are) gonna say like ‘aww he’s a hater...

Apr 4, 2014 8:41 pm

.gif | Sinjen Smith Applies an Armbar on Jason Powell at Bellator 115

Sinjen Smith made quick work of Jason Powell on the preliminary portion of ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’. While working off his back, Smith was able to catch an arm and apply a textbook armbar to end the fight early. Check out the GIF below, courtesy of ZombieProphet! Result: Sinjen Smith def. Jason Powell via...

Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 4, 2014 8:02 pm

Georges St-Pierre Wants To Help Carlos Condit With Knee Injury

  Will Georges St-Pierre come back, will he not come back? That is the question. The answer, so far, really depends on who you ask. According to GSP’s former trainer, Greg Jackson, he probably will. Jackson touched on that question while speaking with Sportsnet’s UFC Central. Jackson mentioned another interesting bit of information, regarding GSP...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

Apr 4, 2014 3:50 pm

‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ Live Results

Tonight, BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of Spike TV’s ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ event. The card kicks off at 4:00pm PT, although, in typical Bellator fashion,  the card it tape-delayed on the west coast. RESULTS: Vitaly Minakov def. Cheick Kongo by way of Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) Herman Terrado & Justin Baesman...

Apr 4, 2014 3:40 pm

Cyborg vs. Holm To PPV?

Top female fighting prospect, Holly Holm is fighting tonight on AXS TV. This bout, according to her coach, was to serve, at least at one-point, as a lead-in to a possible Cyborg vs. Holm PPV event, yet to be announced. Ariel Helwani tells it best: Mike Winkeljohn, Holm’s trainer of 16 years, said the plan...

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Apr 4, 2014 3:16 pm

Jake Ellenberger: ‘Ronda is freakishly strong, she would beat a lot of guys’

“She’s one of those people that works really, really hard. I guess I didn’t really realize that until I had spent more time around her in the gym. I could even say she probably works harder than the majority of the people in this sport. She is freakishly strong. People thought I was crazy when...

Apr 4, 2014 9:44 am

VIDEO | Gina Carano Meeting With Dana White Next Week For MMA Return

The MMA world has been anxiously waiting for the return of Gina Carano and it looks like that time has finally come. While on Arsenio Hall, Carano, broke news of a planned meeting with UFC President Dana White, set for next week and stated that if she was to return to fighting, now is the...

Apr 4, 2014 9:37 am

Things Get Real-Nasty On Twitter Between WSOF, Burkman & Magalhaes

Yesterday we learned that WSOF welterweight fighter, Josh Burkman, was unhappy with his employer, and as a result, is requesting a release from his fighting contract. That was only the beginning.   Retweeted by Joshua Burkman: [email protected] [email protected] the [email protected] didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair [email protected] •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

Apr 4, 2014 9:30 am

VIDEO | Timothy Bradley: ‘Cub Swanson Deserves A UFC Title Shot’

“Cub’s the man, I like Cub. He’s a tremendous boxer; he gets in the ring with pros all the time. Cub can hang with all the pros. They’re hating on him, because he’s dangerous. They’re scared of him. I want to see him in there with Aldo. He deserves a shot at the title –...

Apr 4, 2014 9:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Eddie Bravo Thanks Gracie Mag For Their Bias Coverage Of Metamoris 3

I don’t even know what’s going on with the Gracie family following Metamoris 3, but it’s becoming hard to be a fan. Eddie Bravo dominated his match against Royler Gracie, beating the Gracie Jiu Jitsu practitioner for the second straight time, but BJJ’s first family isn’t acknowledging that fact. Not even a little bit. It’s...